1st International ICST ESA Workshop

Research Article

Conceptual Design of a Wireless Strain Monitoring System for Space Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_38,
        author={Panagiotis Broutas and Stathis Bitzaros and Dimitrios Goustouridis and Stavros Katsafouros and Dimitrios Tsoukalas and Stavros Chatzandroulis},
        title={Conceptual Design of a Wireless Strain Monitoring System for Space Applications},
        proceedings={1st International ICST ESA Workshop},
        proceedings_a={ESA},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless sensor networks remote powering structural health monitoring},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_38}
    }
    
  • Panagiotis Broutas
    Stathis Bitzaros
    Dimitrios Goustouridis
    Stavros Katsafouros
    Dimitrios Tsoukalas
    Stavros Chatzandroulis
    Year: 2012
    Conceptual Design of a Wireless Strain Monitoring System for Space Applications
    ESA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_38
Panagiotis Broutas1,*, Stathis Bitzaros1,*, Dimitrios Goustouridis1,*, Stavros Katsafouros1,*, Dimitrios Tsoukalas1,*, Stavros Chatzandroulis1,*
  • 1: NCSR “Demokritos”, Institute of Microelectronics
*Contact email: panbrut@imel.demokritos.gr, mpitz@imel.demokritos.gr, gousto@imel.demokritos.gr, sgk@imel.demokritos.gr, dtsouk@imel.demokritos.gr, stavros@imel.demokritos.gr

Abstract

The conceptual design of the architecture of a wireless strain monitoring network suitable for space applications is presented. The system is a heterogeneous wireless network that consists of battery powered nodes and batteryless nodes that are able to harvest energy from an incident RF field. Battery powered nodes are based on the Zigbee standard. Both battery and batteryless nodes are envisioned to include sensors but some battery powered nodes could simply serve as relaying points to transfer data to the central computer. The structure of the batteryless nodes as well as remote powering and data transmission are analyzed.